Fiona is appointed MD

Reccommended by: Phil Green

Fiona will take us from strength to strength

Fiona is appointed MD


New appointments for the MDHUB

Phil Green, Director of the MDHUB, the South East’s premier peer to peer business growth network, has announced new appointments in the company’s structure. From January 2015 Fiona Shafer, will become Managing Director, Kerry Kyriacou becomes Associate Group Development Manager and Ruth Maddison takes on a new role as Marketing Coordinator.

Phil said: "These appointments herald an exciting new phase for MDHUB and I am thrilled that we have been able to strengthen our team to reflect our ongoing commitment to provide a quality service and expand the membership. Fiona has worked as a Director of the Hub for the past six years and I am confident that her talent and vision, together with help from the rest of the team, will ensure that it goes from strength to strength."

Following an 18 year career in business management in the recruitment industry and latterly as a senior adviser with the Business Link network, Fiona established her own consultancy Omega Blue in 2002. As winner of the DTI’s Small Firms Enterprise Development Initiative for Business Advice for England in 2002, Fiona has continued to work as an adviser accredited to SFEDI and the Institute of Leadership and Management. She joined MDHUB as a facilitator in 2004 and has been a Director for the past 7 years.

Said Fiona: "I am delighted to have been given the opportunity to lead an organisation with such extraordinary value to offer to the Sussex business community and economy. Working with the members of the MDHUB continues to be an on-going source of inspiration for me and so I consider myself to be extremely lucky to work with such talented people in a job that I love."

Kerry has successfully facilitated peer to peer workgroups for the MDHUB since 2012. With over 10 years’ experience as an accredited Business Adviser, specialising in business growth, Kerry will now oversee the progression of the Hub workgroups and steer the expansion plan for West Sussex.

Having worked in both the private (Ashridge Business School) and voluntary sectors (Citizens Advice), and more recently as a freelance marketing consultant, Ruth has over 20 years’ experience in marketing communications, PR and project management.


For further information please contact: Ruth Maddison on

01825 891094 or 07508 277371 or

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About MD HUB

MDHUB is a well-established business network for Managing Directors and Senior Board Directors in the South of England. Rather than being a sales-focussed organisation, it promotes best practice and helps its members to develop sustainable growth. Its team of facilitators run regular peer-to-peer workgroups where they find ways through the blocks of growing a business together with the support of like-minded MDs who really understand what it’s like to be at the helm. As well as workgroups, they also run strategy and training days and provide independent management consultancy.

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